Social Security Spotlight

Friday, July 22, 2016

New reports shows benefits deliver vital economic impact to state/local economies.

The Case for Expanding Medicare

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Know Your Rights

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Breaking the Social Security Glass Ceiling

Thursday, October 17, 2013

New “Patients Aware” Campaign Launches Massive Health Care Reform Educational Effort

Friday, December 16, 2011
On Monday, December 9th, more than sixty thousand Americans participated in the Patients Aware inaugural tele-town hall event hosted by Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee, and a panel of doctors, nurses, and healthcare policy experts.  Seniors and their families dialed in to this national forum to ask questions about the Affordable Care Act and what it means for millions of Medicare beneficiaries. The hour-long event kicked-off one of the most effective education efforts to date since the law was passed in March 2010.

Removing the Social Security Earnings Cap

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Introduction & Background

We analyzed the taxable earnings of the top 200 Chief Executive Officers in the US during 2010 and calculated their contributions to the Social Security Trust fund with and without an earnings cap. Our objective is to use the CEO findings to illustrate the feasibility of easing the long-term financial burden of financing Social Security by reducing or eliminating the Social Security cap on earnings.

State Social Security Polls

Thursday, June 16, 2011
View the State Social Security Polls Results

Social Security 75th Anniversary

Thursday, September 2, 2010
On August 14, 2010, America’s most successful and popular government program marked 75 years of serving millions of workers who’ve retired, become disabled or leave survivors after their death. Today, more than 50 million people receive Social Security benefits, touching the lives of virtually every American family. In celebration of this milestone, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare launched “Social Security at 75 – Keeping the Promise”, a month-long commemoration of the program and people it serves.

New Poll Report: US Attitudes Toward Social Security

Monday, August 16, 2010
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation has released a new poll on American’s views on Social Security, proposals for raising the retirement age, and cutting benefits. The national telephone poll, conducted June 24-June 30th by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, shows a growing disconnect between the average American’s economic priorities and those being debated in Washington

Progressive Price Indexing and Social Security Benefits

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
In January 2008, the first members of the baby boom generation became eligible to collect Social Security retirement benefits. This milestone marks the beginning of a process that will stretch out over the next two decades, as millions of post-WWII workers move through retirement. The commencement of this process has generated intense debate concerning the long-term future of the Social Security program.

The Gender Gap in Pension Coverage

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Older women enter retirement with fewer economic resources than men. Overall, there is a substantial gender gap in all sources of retirement income including pensions, savings and earnings from post-retirement employment. The difference in income from pensions is especially pronounced

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